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    I guess the liberals will never learn anything. We have just had another mass killing in our country. Many are asking why. Why not? The 6th of the 10 Commandments prohibit killing, but that cannot be taught in schools, either.
    So, how are unchurched kids to know that killing is wrong when they see hour after hour of it on t.v.?
    The Supreme Court, state law makers and school boards should honor their oaths of office and support and defend the Constitution.
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    yet the bible is full of examples of killing being OK. Killing people that do not believe as you do is given a huge thumbs up from your god....

    not a very good moral guidbook.
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    Guess that means you'll have to take responsibility for your children and teach them religion yourself. Maybe take them to church every Sunday. You know, that works.
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    Do you REALLY believe that respect for the law and common ethics can only be taught if the students are under constant threat of punishment from an angry sky-demon?
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    @Realthinker

    Try Deuteronomy. Great read full of orders to kill people who do not believe in your religion. Great fun for the whole family!
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    Religion of any sort has no place in schools. Indoctrinate people on your own time and dollar but don't force it on everyone by having the state do it for you.
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    For once I agree with John_Matrix...But I would like to point out that it is usually the right and/or republican party that wants to put religion in schools...So for once he has rightly suggested where the so-called "indoctrination" is coming from. Well done, John...
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    @Sonny

    Stop implying I'm a a republican because I'm not. I've never praised their actions so simply because I bash on idiot liberal democrats stop trying to paint me as one.
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    Religion has played a major role in world events and what effects it has had should be taught objectively.
    There is no science to creationism but there are historical implications.
    I think religion should be an elective course in all schools and teach each of the most popular religions' beliefs.
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    @norezen

    There is a huge difference between learning about religion and preaching it. Teaching creationism, intelligent design, etc. as a viable possibility when absolutely no evidence exists to back it up is dangerous.
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    @John_Matrix I did not say, nor did I imply that you are a "republican" If you were to read what I wrote you would clearly see that I said that "people from the right are the one's who generally try to force religion in our public schools"..I did not say that YOU were one of those republicans...Please take a second look and I am sure that you will see no such accusations. Hell I wouldn't want anyone to call me a "republican" either.
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    I've heard and read many times that the purpose of schools were to provide a basic (K-12) education. I do not consider these areas basic. And, they are doing a piss poor job with basic education. So, why clutter the student's mind with something the people of the world will never agree on anyway. Most of us would agree that 2 + 2 = 4.
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    This does not suprise me about New Orleans. You are dealing with people who were obviously either too stupid to heed the warnings of the authorities to leave before Hurricane Katrina or were just being defiant. Screw New Orleans, hope they sink into the Gulf.
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    Coming from you, I must admit I'm surprized. It's as red a state as you csn find, right next to texas, i thought it might be part of your new nation...
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    @Republican5001 Well, jindal actually has some substance, and is govenor of a state, therefore has executive branch experiance. I don't support him, mind you, but he brings something to the table. Something other then pizza, that is...
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    maybe they should worry less about creationism, and teach their population how to get off a roof before the flood comes
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    Oh sorry, the christians don't drink chicken blood, they drink human blood...much saner....@woodtick57
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    Politix, this is a biased article. It calls the the school voucher program a "scheme", which makes it obvious which viewpoint this journalist supports. Please change that. Also, my fellow debaters, vote me up on this if you agree.

    A voucher program is in reality a great deal. It encourages competition among schools, making them better and more efficient. In addition. even though some schools are making a profit, it costs taxpayers less then a public school for each pupil.
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    I still like my idea of putting all the creation stories in World History and World Geography where religion is already taught. Of course it should never be in any science class whatsoever.
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    There is a deference in learning about a religon, and teaching crazy ideas like dinosaurs and people hanging out in unison
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    @woodtick57 Creationism having been taught at all is part of history. Our Laws originated from the Judah/Christian ethic, that's part of history. The argument between Evolutionist and Creationism is part of history.
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    @FollowTheMoney

    no. No they did not. Not at all. The laws our country were founded on were around long before your religion was invented.

    the argument between teh flat earth and the real world is part fo history, but we don't teach flat earth science any more. You see, in each of these cases, one was proved wrong.
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    @FollowTheMoney See, it's people like you that don't even know about your own country that show how teaching these lies is detrimental to our national interest.
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  • #276
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    Creationism is not an exclusively religious concept. In fact, MANY prominent scholars are embracing Intelligent Design as a far more suitable explanation than Darwin's uninformed assertion that all life stems from primordial sludge. Intelligent Design does not promote a deity but, rather, entertains the idea that something made us. when comparing what we now know about humans at the sub molecular level to Darwin's barbaric understanding of living organisms, it becomes quite clear he was an IDIOT.
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    What I find appalling is that this is even an issue at all. Government officials should not have to waste time on high school curricula. We do not teach creationism in science class because it is not science. Creationism is as scientific as palmistry. It is as accurate as a flat Earth and geocentric universe. It does not even achieve the label of pseudoscience. Creationism is pure garbage. It is not religion. It is a bizarre cult loosely based on some Jewish, Christian, and Islamic ideas. Although a creationist can't really be a Christian -- the two are not compatible.

    Creationist memes resemble an infestation of vermin more than they resemble anything sillier to education.
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    I am shocked at this of a City that is deep rooted Roman Catholicism! What a sad day for the City of New Orleans. May Our Lord Jesus Christ have Mercy on Us. I am deeply outraged.
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    Catholics, as per their leader in the funny hat, have declared that they accept the scientific theory of evolution. Most Protestants accept science. Creationists are not really Christians. Creationism is a cult that has some basis in Christianity -- but it's not Christian.
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    I sure hope they also ban the religious views of Dawinism and evolutions. Lets keep science to real science not religious theories
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    Sadly for some of these religious idiots it will be too little too late, and their children will grow up with a skewed belief of science. But on the flip side we might get another wonderful human like Fat Robertson, Jerry Failwell, Kent "the creationist" Hovind, or maybe a wonderful person like GW Shrub. Yeah just what the country needs more morons with their BuyBulls. It is funny and telling how most of the whacko's come from the Republican party.
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    Absolutely. BOTH

    Do we want uneducated children? Do we want our country to fail in science? The reason the US is on the cutting edge even now has more to do with immigrants being attracted to it. Do you think that will continue if America doesn't produce any scientists of its own? Look at India where many of our scientists come from and how its economy is GROWING. Soon the Indian scientists will be content to stay in India.
    It's like the Republican Party is trying to sabotage the United States. They want us to fail. There's no other explanation. Your average Republican honestly thinks he's doing right and is just naive and uninformed. But the politicians and the elite Republicans must know what they are doing. They are SELLING OUT America. They don't care because they will still be rich even if this is a third world country and if things got so bad they had to leave they'd go and live with their rich friends in CHINA.
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    I do not believe religion of any kind should be taught in public schools. Science will uncover the truth even if it's creation by a supernatural being we call God.
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    Cretins...I mean, creationism is not science, it is ignorance.

    Religious bull$h!+ does not belong in a history class either, its content contradict historical records. There are dozens of writers whose work has survived 2000 years (e.g. Pliny the Elder), and NONE of them make any mention of the crap found in the buybull.
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    What if religious teachings are in a private institution that parents choose to send their children to? How is that any different then allowing parents to take their kids with them to church?

    Also, how in the world can you say religion doesn't belong in history class? It's fueled some of the most important conflicts in history! Look at the Middle East...at it's heart all the conflict going on over their is about religion...how can you justify not teaching kids about it? It's important they know!
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